Reblog: A Week in Panama

The only time, so far, that I’ve been to Panama it was en route to Costa Rica.  I remember pressing my face almost flat against the plane’s window as I struggled to get a good view of the famed Panama Canal.  As I sat peering down at the isthmus that joins Central And South America […]

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Reblog: Mexico’s (Almost) Forgotten Holiday

Today is Feb. 4 and a holiday in Mexico.  Today’s holiday celebrates the declaration of the country’s Magna Carta.  The constitution was declared in 1917, seven years after the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution.  The Revolution itself would continue for a couple more decades but the declaration of this constitution marked a turning point in […]

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Ten Facts About Brazil in the World Cup

My favourite teams this World Cup are Costa Rica, Germany, Mexico and Argentina… I kinda like France too… so many to choose from. Interestingly, the first team that I can recall supporting is Brazil.  I remember a World Cup final match from my childhood when my cousins and I sat in front of a television […]

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A CUBAN ITINERARY (PART 5)

Today we will spend hours exploring the wonders of Trinidad, Cuba.  This historical gem is a UNESCO world heritage site. You can catch up with the tour here: Day 1 and Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5   Day 6 Visit the Valle de los Ingenios and Manaca Iznaga Explore the city with […]

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A CUBAN ITINERARY (PART 4)

  We head towards central Cuba, passing through more beautiful beaches and historic towns. You can catch up with the tour here: Day 1 and Day 2 Day 3 Day 4   Day 5  Depart for Trinidad, enjoying the sites along the way. Drive towards the centre of the country along the legendary Bay of Pigs […]

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A CUBAN ITINERARY (PART 3)

The Cuban exploration continues as we head today to Playa Larga. You can catch up with the tour here: Day 1 and Day 2 Day 3   Day 4  Depart for Playa Larga En route we visit Las Terrazas and the old coffee plantations. A beautiful nature reserve is now located here.   Las Terrazas is a […]

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A Cuban Itinerary (Part 1)

There are many places in Latin America that I still have to visit, and I’ll make my way through that list as time passes, I’m sure. The next trip that I’d like to cross off my bucket list is one to Cuba.  A couple years ago, I was a day away from making the down […]

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